Patents by Inventor Peter Kaltenbach

Peter Kaltenbach has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220356928
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric machine (EM), a first input shaft (GW1), a second input shaft (GW2), an output shaft (GWA), a planetary gear set (P1), a pre-ratio configured as a spur gear transmission (SRS), and at least four shift elements (A, B, C?, D). Different gears are selectable by selectively actuating the at least four shift elements (A, B, C?, D) and, in addition, in interaction with the electric machine (EM), different operating modes are implementable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Thomas Kroh, Thomas Martin, Johannes Kaltenbach, Michael Wechs, Fabian Kutter, Max Bachmann, Peter Ziemer, Martin Brehmer, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Oliver Bayer
  • Publication number: 20220334621
    Abstract: A bezel configured to mechanically couple to a housing for housing components of an information handling system may include one or more mechanical features for mechanically coupling the bezel to the housing, an illuminated element module mechanically coupled to a mechanical structure of the bezel, and a bezel connector having a plurality of pins communicatively coupled to the illuminated element module, the bezel connector configured to communicatively couple the illuminated element module to an access controller of the information handling system housed within the housing, such that the illuminated element module receives instructions from the access controller for displaying a visual behavior relating to a status of the information handling system and displays the visual behavior in response to receiving the instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sean P. O'DONNELL, Richard CRISP, Matthew B. GILBERT, Scott C. LAUFFER, Timothy M. LAMBERT, Libertad Paloma Escobar CARRIZALES, Peter KALTENBACH
  • Publication number: 20220324317
    Abstract: A hybrid drive train for a motor vehicle includes a drive shaft that is connectable to an internal combustion engine, a first input shaft connected to the drive shaft or connectable to the drive shaft via a first clutch, a second input shaft, an output shaft arrangement, a first electric machine connected to the second input shaft, and a transmission arrangement that includes: (i) a first gear set plane with at least one shiftable gear set via which the first input shaft is connectable to the output shaft arrangement; (ii) a second gear set plane with at least one shiftable gear set via which the second input shaft is connectable to the output shaft arrangement; and (iii) a third gear set plane with at least one gear set via which the output shaft arrangement is connected to a power distribution unit configured for driving driven wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Thomas Kroh, Fabian Kutter, Oliver Bayer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Matthias Horn, Michael Wechs, Thomas Martin, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Max Bachmann
  • Patent number: 11452265
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vertical garden includes at least one light ring including a central hub member configured to be removably mounted to the vertical garden, an outer ring member, and a plurality of spoke members extending radially between the central hub member and the outer ring member, a plurality of light sources supported in the outer ring member, and a drive circuit for the plurality of light sources, a power supply, and at least one power connector connected between the drive circuit and the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Lettuce Grow by TFP, LLC
    Inventors: Pip Tompkin, Jacob Pechenik, Peter Kaltenbach
  • Publication number: 20220274479
    Abstract: A hybrid transmission (20) for a motor vehicle drive train (12) with an internal combustion engine (14), a first electric prime mover (16), and a second electric prime mover (18), includes: a first transmission input shaft (24) for a first sub-transmission coaxially drivingly connectable to the internal combustion engine and/or drivingly connectable to the second electric prime mover in an axially parallel manner; a second transmission input shaft (26) for a second sub-transmission drivingly connectable to the first electric prime mover in an axially parallel manner; a countershaft (28); idler gears and fixed gears arranged in multiple gear set planes for forming gear steps; and multiple gear change devices including shift elements (A-E) for engaging the gear steps. All even gear steps are associated with one sub-transmission and all odd gear steps are associated with the other sub-transmission such that all electric-machine gear steps are power shiftable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Johannes Kaltenbach, Fabian Kutter, Matthias Horn, Thomas Martin, Michael Wechs, Oliver Bayer, Thomas Kroh, Peter Ziemer, Martin Brehmer, Max Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20220274480
    Abstract: A transmission arrangement (3, 8, 42, 44, 46, 48) includes at least one transmission input shaft (12, 38) and at least one countershaft (26, 28). A connecting gearwheel (24) is arranged on the countershaft (26) for connecting a differential (34). The connecting gearwheel (24) is connected to a gearwheel (22) for forming a gear step (G4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Thomas Kroh, Fabian Kutter, Oliver Bayer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Matthias Horn, Michael Wechs, Thomas Martin, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Max Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20220258594
    Abstract: A hybrid transmission device (3) includes at least one drive device (EM2), a transmission (4) with a first transmission input shaft (12) and a second transmission input shaft (14) mounted on the first transmission input shaft (12). At least two gear-step gears (16, 18) are arranged on the second transmission input shaft (14), and the gear-step gear (16) of the highest gear step (G3) is arranged on the second transmission input shaft (14) in an axial direction toward an outer side (46, 50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Fabian Kutter, Johannes Kaltenbach, Michael Wechs, Thomas Martin, Thomas Kroh, Oliver Bayer, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Max Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20220242218
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric machine (EM), a first input shaft (GW1), a second input shaft (GW2), an output shaft (GWA), two planetary gear sets (P1, P2), and at least four shift elements (A, B, C?, D). Different gears are selectable by selectively actuating the at least four shift elements (A, B, C?, D) and, in addition, in interaction with the electric machine (EM), different operating modes are implementable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Thomas Kroh, Thomas Martin, Johannes Kaltenbach, Michael Wechs, Fabian Kutter, Max Bachmann, Peter Ziemer, Martin Brehmer, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Oliver Bayer
  • Publication number: 20220242219
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric machine (EM), a first input shaft (GW1), a second input shaft (GW2), an output shaft (GWA), two planetary gear sets (P1, P2), and at least four shift elements (A, B, C, D). Different gears are selectable by selectively actuating the at least four shift elements (A, B, C, D) and, in addition, in interaction with the electric machine (EM), different operating modes are implementable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Thomas Kroh, Thomas Martin, Johannes Kaltenbach, Michael Wechs, Fabian Kutter, Max Bachmann, Peter Ziemer, Martin Brehmer, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Oliver Bayer
  • Publication number: 20220212533
    Abstract: A hybrid transmission device (3) includes at least one drive device (EM2) and a transmission (4) with a first transmission input shaft (12) and a second transmission input shaft (14) mounted on the first transmission input shaft (12). The at least one drive device (EM2) is arranged axially parallel and is connected to a gear-step gearwheel (16) arranged on the second transmission input shaft (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Fabian Kutter, Johannes Kaltenbach, Michael Wechs, Thomas Martin, Thomas Kroh, Oliver Bayer, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Max Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20220203819
    Abstract: A hybrid transmission device (3) includes at least one drive device (EM2) and a transmission (4) with a first transmission input shaft (12) and a second transmission input shaft (14) mounted on the first transmission input shaft (12). A differential (32) is arranged in an axial direction at an engine-side end (21) of the first transmission input shaft (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Fabian Kutter, Johannes Kaltenbach, Michael Wechs, Thomas Martin, Thomas Kroh, Oliver Bayer, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Max Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20220174881
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vertical garden includes at least one light ring including a central hub member configured to be removably mounted to the vertical garden, an outer ring member, and a plurality of spoke members extending radially between the central hub member and the outer ring member, a plurality of light sources supported in the outer ring member, and a drive circuit for the plurality of light sources, a power supply, and at least one power connector connected between the drive circuit and the power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Pip Tompkin, Jacob Pechenik, Peter Kaltenbach
  • Publication number: 20220159861
    Abstract: A latch to secure an access panel at an enclosure may include a shuttle component including a latch pin. The latch pin is configured to engage with a corresponding receptacle at the enclosure. A spring retracts the latch pin to within the access panel when the access panel is not positioned for installation at the enclosure, and permits the latch pin to protrude from the access panel to mate with the receptacle in response to magnetic attraction by a magnet positioned within the receptacle when the access panel is positioned for installation at the enclosure. The magnetic attraction of the magnet to the latch pin overcomes the force of the spring to retract the latch pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, Bernard D. Strmiska, Brad Philip Collins, Peter Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 11325232
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tool including one or more shock absorption components disposed in the tool and adapted to protect various components of the tool in the event the tool is dropped or otherwise sustains an impact force. In an embodiment, the tool includes shock absorption foam disposed above and below an electronic display. The tool may also include a shock absorption component disposed under an end cap of the tool to absorb a shock or impact force to the tool when the tool is dropped on the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan J Lee, Jonathan J. Olson, Daniel A. Phipps, Gregory E. Reinecker, Peter A. Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 10499526
    Abstract: A multi device system includes a rack with a rack slot. A device chassis is positioned in the rack slot. The device chassis includes first device slot with a first device entrance, and a second device slot with a second device entrance. A first device stop member extends from the device chassis and into the first device slot. The distance between the first device stop member and the first device entrance is adjustable, and the first device stop member is configured to move a first device in the first device slot through the first device entrance. A second device stop member extends from the device chassis and into the second device slot. The distance between the second device stop member and the second device entrance is adjustable, and the second device stop member is configured to move a second device in the second device slot through the second device entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Charles Donachy, Craig Warren Phelps, Amelia Cosgrove Thomas, Peter Kaltenbach, Orin M. Ozias
  • Publication number: 20190210200
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tool including one or more shock absorption components disposed in the tool and adapted to protect various components of the tool in the event the tool is dropped or otherwise sustains an impact force. In an embodiment, the tool includes shock absorption foam disposed above and below an electronic display. The tool may also include a shock absorption component disposed under an end cap of the tool to absorb a shock or impact force to the tool when the tool is dropped on the end cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan J. Lee, Jonathan J. Olson, Daniel A. Phipps, Gregory E. Reinecker, Peter A. Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 10335935
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tool including one or more shock absorption components disposed in the tool and adapted to protect various components of the tool in the event the tool is dropped or otherwise sustains an impact force. In an embodiment, the tool includes shock absorption foam disposed above and below an electronic display. The tool may also include a shock absorption component disposed under an end cap of the tool to absorb a shock or impact force to the tool when the tool is dropped on the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan J Lee, Jonathan J Olson, Daniel A Phipps, Gregory E Reinecker, Peter A Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 9915085
    Abstract: Systems and methods that may be implemented to secure a bezel over a face of an information handling system chassis by using magnetic force to draw in and retain a ferromagnetic bezel latch pin in a latching position relative to complementary latch structure of the chassis. The disclosed systems and methods may be implemented in a manner that minimizes functional intrusions on the front (or other side) of a chassis enclosure to which a bezel is secured, that reduces the number and/or complexity of mechanical features that are conventionally employed, and/or that presents both an intuitive and pleasant user experience for the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Strmiska, Richard A. Crisp, Peter Kaltenbach, Brad Collins, Kristy Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9883605
    Abstract: A rack system includes a rack base defining a plurality of device slots. A rack wall on the rack base defines a rack volume adjacent a first device slot. A rack volume device coupling system is located in the rack volume and includes a rack volume base positioned in the rack volume. A rack tray is moveably coupled to the rack volume base and configured to move from a first orientation where the rack tray is located in the rack tray housing, to a second orientation where the rack tray extends from the rack volume and into the first device slot. A device is then moved through the first device slot and into the rack tray when the rack tray is in the second orientation. The rack tray is then moved from the second orientation and into the first orientation such that the device is located in the rack volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Charles Donachy, Craig Warren Phelps, Amelia Cosgrove Thomas, Peter Kaltenbach, Orin M. Ozias
  • Publication number: 20170295663
    Abstract: Systems and methods that may be implemented to secure a bezel over a face of an information handling system chassis by using magnetic force to draw in and retain a ferromagnetic bezel latch pin in a latching position relative to complementary latch structure of the chassis. The disclosed systems and methods may be implemented in a manner that minimizes functional intrusions on the front (or other side) of a chassis enclosure to which a bezel is secured, that reduces the number and/or complexity of mechanical features that are conventionally employed, and/or that presents both an intuitive and pleasant user experience for the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Bernard Strmiska, Richard A. Crisp, Peter Kaltenbach, Brad Collins, Kristy Baldwin